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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Sep 18, 2009 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. (Non-Dead)

Um, I think you misunderstand me . When I talk about the "Kennedy era", I don't mean the President and his policies : I mean the mood ,of that period, before we knew much about Vietnam, and it seemed like "The Scientists" would solve our problems , etc.
Note Dylan, jumped the folkie leftist ship early, and my own feeling line up with his "Another Side>JWHarding" period; but I still can feel the ( Misplaced) hope in the mood, that is also in, those PPM records .
Similar is the Acid optimism of the 67-early 68 period . The sense that if we just all took LSD, or found our inner selves ("instant Zen", the world would be paradise . By the last part of the 60's things got more hard and less spacey , and some times ugly (Altamont) . But I still feel the noble sentiments of "All you need is Love", or "Legend of a Mind" (The Moody Blues") . How ever "culeless " they seem now .I don't know if this makes any sense . Sorry for the ramble .

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 18, 2009 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. (Non-Dead)

It's true ,dudley dead ,in those days ,we were hopeful we could change the world ,but europeen youth turned the hope into propaganda for maoist communism ,and wanting none of that sort of worker's paradise ,i preferred the rolling stones and pink floyd ,then woodstock ,and the grateful dead ,pionner LSD trips ,and interesting hippies ,wild bunch with psycadelic arts and scenes .And today I don't regret these choices than got me into finding out there really neat americans ,in california who never gave up about these freedom trails .